By: Dr. Megan Foley, Ryan’s mom
Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. This describes our journey with our son Ryan perfectly. We found out about part of Ryan’s health issues at our 16 week ultrasound. At that time he was diagnosed with a complex congenital heart defect- Tricuspid atresia. After consulting multiple specialists we were told this was repairable with a series of 3 surgeries. We met with a cardio-thoracic surgeon and he showed us a healthy little boy running down his hallway that had the same issue and had completed all 3 surgeries. We knew the road would be difficult but did not imagine what was to come.